#TBT: Wilson’s Wise Words

Almost four years ago, we started this blog to share stories, insights and inspiration from Barry-Wehmiller’s journey of Truly Human Leadership. Our hope was, and still is, to inspire leaders and organizations to use their influence to positively impact the lives of their people.

In that time, we have shared almost 150 posts and, year after year, we have seen significant growth in our readership. Some of those very early posts feature foundational stories about the building of our people-centric culture and are critical in understanding how we transformed Barry-Wehmiller from a traditional business into the vibrant global organization it is today.

We have begun sharing some of those early posts through my LinkedIn page and Twitter and now we’ll be re-posting some of these popular stories in a “Throwback Thursday” series in this space for our newer subscribers.

In honor of President’s Day, we bring you our first Throwback Thursday post. If you’re a long-time reader, we hope it is just as inspirational as it was four years ago.


Wilson’s Wise Words

Almost six years ago, I sat on a deck overlooking Lake Michigan, sharing the story of Barry-Wehmiller’s people-centric leadership journey and culture transformation with a potential new team member. I was trying to convince a very gifted young man to join our Organizational Empowerment Team. In the midst of my pitch he blurted out.. [Click here for more]

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

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